Charity Fundraising for Peace in Afghanistan!

Let not Silence the Voices of Peace!We, Asian Conference of Religions for Peace Tokyo, have been supporting “Afghanistan Peace Action”, which our Japanese partner organization, Peace Village United, and its Afghan partner, Your Voice Organization has been conducting for many years.In order to make their effort known to as many people as possible and to continue the project in Afghanistan, we have been implementing a two-month Fundraising Campaign from August 1st to October 30th, 2021.  In the previous years, “Afghanistan Peace Action!” has been carrying out various peace activities such as learning about peace and non-violence, peace actions initiated by Afghan citizens themselves, peace art, peace dissemination training, raising citizens’ Read more about Charity Fundraising for Peace in Afghanistan![…]

You are invited to ACRP Ninth General Assembly!!!

Registration is now open for ACRP Ninth General Assembly!Please register BEFORE you join!With its 21 member nations comprising more than half of humanity, the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP), now generally known as Religions for Peace Asia, will hold its Ninth Asian Assembly in Tokyo in 19th-22nd October 2021 in online mode.The overall aims of the General Assembly are to approve a new constitution, appoint the office-bearers for the next five years, approve the Assembly declaration and, lastly, to approve a series of recommendations as part of an ACRP action plan that would guide the organization and the Tokyo secretariat until the next Assembly, probably in 2025.Youth Pre-Assembly: Read more about You are invited to ACRP Ninth General Assembly!!![…]

Online Symposium for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (RfP Japan)

[ONLIE SYMPOSIUM] hosted by Religions for Peace JapanSTOPNUCLEAR DEPENDENCYWorld Conference of Religions for Peace(WCRP∕RfP)Japan has a special project division, 【Stop✋ Nuclear Dependency Task Force】, which continues to work on the abolition of nuclear weapons.We are pleased to announce to all of you that the Task Force team will conduct a virtual seminar for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons on September 12, 2012.゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜+゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜◆ Theme: 〜The Role of Civil Society in Japan and the U.S. from the Perspective of Religious Leaders〜◆ Date: September 12th, 2021 (Sun)◆ Time: 2:00-4:30PM (JST) ◆ Overall Schedule: Opening Remarks                                      Keynote Read more about Online Symposium for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (RfP Japan)[…]

The Landing Page of the ACRP General Assembly

Asian Conference of Religions for Peace9th General Assembly will be held soon!~The landing page of the Assembly website is now available!~ https://system.expoline.jp/acrp/(The program schedule is on the Assembly Website)Registration for the Assembly will open on the website on September 2, 2021.Youth Pre-Assembly: October 17, 2021Women’s Pre-Assembly: October 18, 2021General Assembly: October 19-22, 2021

Religious Leaders, Be A Bridge Maker

Asian Women and Children in Modern Slavery Webinar The Asian Conference of Religious for Peace (ACRP) and the Asia Pacific Women of Faith Network (APWoFN) held an online symposium on June 22-23 on the theme of “Asian Women and Children in Modern Slavery” to prevent human trafficking. A total of 150 participants from 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and the United States attended the symposium.ACRP and APWoFN also held a symposium on “Current Situation of Human Trafficking in Asia” in January this year, and this was the second webinar. (Click here for the previous report) This time, we focused on Asian women and children, who are particularly vulnerable to Read more about Religious Leaders, Be A Bridge Maker[…]

Online Shelter Visit: ~New Trafficking in Persons: Lessons from the Philippines~

The Front Lines of Sexual Exploitation~New Trafficking in Persons: Lessons from the Philippines~Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwod-mopzMjGdE9ez2WKpvyoImQYqncAmuEAs the first collaboration project of Religions for Peace Japan and Religions for Peace Philippines, Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) is pleased to announce that we will hold the first online shelter visit webinar to raise public awareness of The Front Lines of Sexual Exploitation on Saturday, June 17th, 2021.According to the 2016 report by the ILO, more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of trafficking in persons, with sexual exploitation accounting for about 60% of the total. In addition to forced prostitution, there are also new forms of sexual exploitation, such as forced marriage, Read more about Online Shelter Visit: ~New Trafficking in Persons: Lessons from the Philippines~[…]

The DIAN Institute/INTERFIDEI’s 30th Anniversary Webinar Series (Series II)

<Register NOW!>** The DIAN Institute/INTERFIDEI’s 30th Anniversary Webinar **Let us celebrate the 30th anniversary of Institut Dialog Antar-Iman di Indonesia atau Institute for Inter-Faith Dialogue in Indonesia (Institut DIAN/Interfidei)!After holding the First Webinar Series in April, Interfidei invites you all in the 30th Anniversary on the Second Webinar Series titled,*Sharing experiences and critical reflections with FRIENDS FROM THE INDONESIAN INTERFAITH NETWORK (JAII). What are some valuable lessons in facing and responding to the “present” leading to a shared, positive future for peace in Indonesia?*For Institute DIAN/Interfidei, working with Networks at the local and national levels in Indonesia, Asia-Pacific, and internationally is very important. It is crucial because from and within Read more about The DIAN Institute/INTERFIDEI’s 30th Anniversary Webinar Series (Series II)[…]

Virtual Symposium On The Human Trafficking Issue <Part 2>

**Registration For The 2nd Online Symposium Is Now Open!**Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) is pleased to announce that Asia-Pacific Women of Faith Network (APWoFN) and ACRP will hold the second virtual symposium on the Human Trafficking Issue on June 22 and 23, 2021, at noon (Japan Standard Time)Our first symposium focused on “The reality of Human Trafficking in Asia”, and all participants have learned the importance of addressing this issue in close cooperation with religious leaders and NGOs in various countries and the roles of religious leaders. (see the article)In the part 2 series of our seminar, we will be focusing on “The Women and Children of Asia Trapped in Modern-Day Slavery.”The International Read more about Virtual Symposium On The Human Trafficking Issue <Part 2>[…]

UPDATE: The Ninth General Assembly Schedule

Here is the latest information of The Ninth General Assembly of Asian Conference of Religions for Peace/ Religions for Peace Asia.The world is now facing an unprecedented crisis.COVID-19 has knocked the bottom out of our lifestyle. We must not overlook the worsening situation of discrimination and poverty that have arisen from this global crisis. We shall respect each other and pray for the safety and health of each other in times of crisis, but we tend to blame and hurt each other. Self-centered living is increasing discrimination and poverty in our world. The Ninth General Assembly, which was scheduled last year, will be held online in coming  October. It is a Read more about UPDATE: The Ninth General Assembly Schedule[…]

Announcement: ACRP launched new Working Group for the Human Trafficking Issue

It is a great honor to announce that ACRP newly launched the Working Group for the Human Trafficking Issue, one of the ACRP’s 5 Flagship Projects. Inauguration of the small working group was proposed at the first online symposium on the Human Trafficking Issues in January. (see also this article) To prevent the global spread of human trafficking, we learned the immediate need to launch a working group that takes the initiative in taking action. The group consists of 10 members from Asia-Pacific Women of Faith Network (APWoFN), Asia and the Pacific Interfaith Youth (APIYN), RfP India, RfP Indonesia, RfP Japan, RfP Philippines and Tokyo Secretariat, with diversified religious backgrounds. On April 12th, Read more about Announcement: ACRP launched new Working Group for the Human Trafficking Issue[…]